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Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Erik Lundquist, MD In this discussion, Erik Lundquist, MD and Deanna Minich, PhD explore thyroid physiology, assessment, and clinical pearls for treating patients with thyroid dysfunction or disorders. The crux of the discussion is treating the individual patient, not the labs. You will learn valuable insights and effective clinical strategies that Dr. Lundquist utilizes every day in his clinic to provide personalized support to patients with thyroid disorders. Dr. Lundquist shares that in his medical school…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Erik Lundquist, MD In this discussion, Erik Lundquist, MD and Deanna Minich, PhD explore thyroid physiology, assessment, and clinical pearls for treating patients with thyroid dysfunction or disorders. The…

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by Sara Gottfried, MD and Melissa Blake, BSc, ND Hormones drive the many functions of our body and mind. For example, hormones and their receptors influence metabolic function, heart rate, appetite, tissue growth, and development. Ultimately, the body relies on the hormonal signals of a strikingly choreographed endocrine system. Most of the endocrine system is regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid-gonadal (HPATG) axis, which is instrumental in regulating mood, reproductive health, and general homeostasis.1 Unfortunately, the HPATG axis is remarkably sensitive to…

by Sara Gottfried, MD and Melissa Blake, BSc, ND Hormones drive the many functions of our body and mind. For example, hormones and their receptors influence metabolic function, heart rate, appetite, tissue growth,…

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP; Nutrition Educator and Author In Dr. Deanna Minich’s talk, “Food as Medicine,” she identifies with clinicians who are newly embarking on their Functional Medicine journey. Many practitioners feel overwhelmed by the amount of research they feel they need to understand in order to get started with a new way of practicing medicine. In this talk Dr. Minich shows you how partnering with your patients to implement strategic, targeted dietary improvements is the best place to start.…

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP; Nutrition Educator and Author In Dr. Deanna Minich’s talk, “Food as Medicine,” she identifies with clinicians who are newly embarking on their Functional Medicine journey. Many practitioners feel…

Foundational, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Video

In this video animation, you will learn about the role of phytocannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that plays diverse roles in regulating various aspects of health. ECS actions on the central and peripheral nervous systems are numerous, such as helping to moderate stress responses and pain sensations, supporting mood and memory, and performing immunomodulatory functions like reducing inflammation, to name a few. The ECS was discovered in the 1990s by researchers studying bioactive…

In this video animation, you will learn about the role of phytocannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that plays diverse roles in regulating various aspects of health.…

Blogs, Foundational, Functional Medicine

by Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD and Elnaz Karimian Azari, PhD In school, we’re taught the human body is divided into 11 major organ systems that function together to carry out specific tasks. However, a new system has emerged in research over the last 30 years called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is described as, “one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health.”1 This article aims to shed light on the size and scope of…

by Kari Hamrick, PhD, RD and Elnaz Karimian Azari, PhD In school, we’re taught the human body is divided into 11 major organ systems that function together to carry out specific tasks. However,…

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP; Nutrition Educator and Author There is an overwhelming amount of information being thrown at your patients about food. This creates anxiety, stress, and confusion during meal times. Dr. Deanna Minich refers to this as “analysis paralysis.” In the world of food there is a need for more fun, creativity, and artistry. Dr. Minich shares her personal journey and relationship with food and what she has learned through her own healing experience. You will receive…

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP; Nutrition Educator and Author There is an overwhelming amount of information being thrown at your patients about food. This creates anxiety, stress, and confusion during meal times.…

Blogs, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic

by Nikky Contractor, PhD, and Sara Gottfried, MD Cannabis is a booming growth industry. As cultural attitudes evolve, prevalence of consumption is rising exponentially. You may wonder if our knowledgebase regarding cannabis is based on best evidence or interest-driven pseudoscience. Meanwhile, many medical conferences now offer a cannabis track, as education channels scramble to catch up to demand. Perhaps you are curious about the emerging role of the endocannabinoid system and if it is safe to recommend hemp oil, or…

by Nikky Contractor, PhD, and Sara Gottfried, MD Cannabis is a booming growth industry. As cultural attitudes evolve, prevalence of consumption is rising exponentially. You may wonder if our knowledgebase regarding cannabis is…

Cardiometabolic, Cognitive, Digestive, Functional Medicine, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity, Pulse Patrol, Video

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Amylee Amos, MS, RDN In this discussion, Amylee Amos, MS, RDN and Deanna Minich, PhD examine how nutrition and lifestyle factors can be leveraged in an individualized way in primary intervention for different subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease. Amylee brings a unique set of nutrition knowledge, having trained under neurologist Dale Bredesen, MD, a pioneer in the area of individualized treatment for cognitive decline who believes we have entered an era of treatable Alzheimer’s disease. Having been…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Amylee Amos, MS, RDN In this discussion, Amylee Amos, MS, RDN and Deanna Minich, PhD examine how nutrition and lifestyle factors can be leveraged in an individualized way in…

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Florida Dominic D’Agostino, PhD has been providing his expert perspective on all things keto in a series of discussions on the supporting science of the ketogenic diet. In the final part of this 3-part discussion, Dr. D’Agostino shares clinical and research insights on the ketogenic diet: Supporting science for the ketogenic diet and type 2 diabetes Utility of ketogenic diet for weight loss Considerations for a…

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD; Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Florida Dominic D’Agostino, PhD has been providing his expert perspective on all things keto in a series of discussions…

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Cognitive, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Musculoskeletal, Obesity

by Sara Gottfried, MD; Annalouise O’Connor, PhD, RD; Lewis Chang, PhD If we go back a few decades, scientists and clinicians considered the leading public health killers—such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes—to be separate diseases. Now we know they have a common root cause: inflammation, the process by which the body’s white blood cells are recruited and activated for a specific purpose. Acute inflammation is triggered to help fight an infection or illness, or to heal an injury,…

by Sara Gottfried, MD; Annalouise O’Connor, PhD, RD; Lewis Chang, PhD If we go back a few decades, scientists and clinicians considered the leading public health killers—such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease,…

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